The long, brutal winter isn’t over yet! The Northeast will enjoy a brief respite from freezing cold temperatures this week, but meteorologists say it won’t last. Residents across a wide swath of the country should brace themselves for at least another month of cold, ice and snow.
Philadelphia is in the midst of its third snowiest winter ever on record. More snow yesterday brought the snowfall total for this season to 58.4 inches, according to the Weather Channel. Detroit was also hit with its third snowiest winter on record, getting pummeled with a whopping 76.4 inches of snowfall.
New York City has had about 57.1 inches of snow so far this season, compared to an average of 17 inches. And Chicago has experienced its fifth snowiest winter on record with a total of 66.8 inches. On Monday, the city was hit with a rare thunder snowstorm that caused near white-out conditions.
Meanwhile, according to FlightView, more than 95,500 flights have been canceled so far this winter - the highest in more than 25 years.